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Ben Silverman Sick and Nervous In His National Debut

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FBLA guest blogger Dan Cox mined the cavernous troll-infested passages of TCA this morning, and files this bit of sparkly goodness:

Newly named NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman looked particularly coiffed in that “I don’t give a shit” disheveled kind of way as he was faced for the first time with about 100 teeth-gnashing journos at a Critics Association breakfast with NBC co-chair Mark Graboff at the Los Angeles Hilton this morning.

Silverman, for better or worse, held his own.

“He knows that he’s in show business,” says J. Max Robins, editor in chief of Broadcast and Cable, who watched the fracas unfold.

Still, we detected the slightest scent of fear on Silverman. In his
unbuttoned white shirt, dark jacket and loafers, the smiling former William Morris agent was quick to field numerous questions about NBC’s sagging second-place sked, the potential of new stars, the conflict over whether he’ll divest his interest in production company Reveille Entertainment (he won’t) and his and Graboff’s controversial displacement of former chair Kevin Reilly last month.

“I have immense power,” Silverman boasted. “This is what I’ve always wanted to do. I always knew the place where I would have the greatest opportunity would be a network. I’ve wanted to do this since I was a young person.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

NBC Snags Reveille’s Silverman, Blows Taps for Reilly

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FBLA’s anonymous tip turned out to be true: NBC is trying to ditch Kevin Reilly, and right before prom, too.

News of Reilly’s replacement by Ben Silverman of Reveille Entertainment was emailed around town. Reilly himself found out via email. According to Nikki Finke, she knew before he did. (Think he’s not a Blackberry obsessive? Bet he is now.)

Is Jeff Zucker going to shell out for Reveille? Or just make Silverman’s package suitable big? Official announcement expected today.

Changes At WSJ, NBC

nbc_peacock_cuts.jpgSome Memorial Day weekend job shuffling of note. First, from our own Revolving Door:

Brian Steinberg, Wall Street Journal ad columnist, is headed to AdAge where he’ll be the TV editor.

And some big holiday weekend hustling at NBC, where Jeff Zucker has tapped reality mogul Ben Silverman to replace NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly.

Nikki Finke has the backstory.

NBC and Posh: Summer Reality Series Makes Dream Come True

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NBC will present Victoria Beckham in a summer 6-part reality series, produced by Simon Fuller. The series will, in the words of the release:

give viewers an exclusive inside look at Beckham’s glamorous life as she makes the move across the pond from London to Los Angeles.

We’re going to watch her move? Unpack boxes? Whee.

Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment, somehow managed to say without laughing:

The series will give viewers a glimpse into what makes Victoria so popular and admired as one of the most glamorous women in the world. She makes news wherever she goes and our audience can now become insiders in this fascinating personal view of what being Posh truly represents.

FBLA thinks we know what Posh truly represents.
Fuller told a British paper that the series will humanize her, if that’s at all possible.

Beckham said:

This show is really something different, it’s pushing the boundaries and I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people.

We’re surprised already. Ray Richmond, on the other hand, is thrilled to tiny bits. So is TV Junkie. Kidding.

Ana Marie Cox’s Own Meet The Press? | L.I. Girl Beaten, Shown On YouTube, Arrests Made | Ex-Voice Sex Columnist Laments | What Single Women Look Like To The Times

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Ana Marie Cox with cocktail at 2006′s Time 100 party

  • Long Island Girl: Beaten, video uploaded to YouTube, arrests made. [AP]
  • Ana Marie Cox: To get own Meet The Press? [Radar]
  • Rachel Kramer Bussel: “I’m too single” to be a Voice sex columnist, apparently. [Lusty Lady]
  • What All Single Women: Look like Carrie and Angelina to CBS and the Times. [CJR Daily]
  • NBC’s Kevin Reilly: “We brought love back this year to the network.” [Variety]